Three Fellahs Canyon v4a2III*

Highest drop 40m

Public access


Generally open series of mid-height abseils high in the canyon. Scrambly tramping in the lower section, then exit out lower Woolshed Creek.

A good canyon for those wanting to practice multi-pitch canyoning descent.

In addition to normal canyon pitch rigging skills, you need to be able to set and retrieve safety lines and manage pitches with sharp edges.

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  1. Christian Miller says:

    Everything mostly straightforward, lots of algae (probably didymo) makes some of the rappels very slippery though.

    1. Matthew Hanson says:

      Good trip was an ideal trip post some rain when woodshed was too high. Very slippy on the raps, the 30m rap may be slightly over 30m as our 60m rope was not long enough and we had to jerry rig to get it down. Anchors in good condition bar rap 7 where one of the bolts has been hit by something and the hanger has snapped off bolt looked damaged so probably needs replacing. One bolt is there looks okay but the damaged one will probably need to be re bolted on this pitch. We managed to backup the bolt on a okay ish tree but not ideal.

  2. Andrew Watson says:

    We descended Three Fellahs on 1st April 2017.
    All bolts in place.
    Group of 6 – really nice trip – most of the raps are easy to access safely. On R2 its handy to use another rope to get to the bolts, and there was another rap with a similar situation. Flow was low but fun – nice rainbows.

    Could not see the dead tree anchor mentioned in comment – first anchor is chain around living tree – solid. Rest are bolts into rock.

    The 30m rap is a bit longer than 30m since it ends on slipper slab – – prob 33m would get you to a safer spot.
    I noticed less wasps in the area for this time of year -perhaps vespex is working!

  3. jen powell says:

    Gort and HughMac descended just before Christmas after doing Trifalls the same morning sans the last rap. They had some trouble with getting a rope stuck, but I’m not sure where. The 30m raps are truly 30m. Gort discovered his rope may be less than a full 60m.

    Six of us descended Three Fellahs 18-Jan with three ropes. We woke up to frost on our tent in the car park. We replaced some of the webbing. I wasn’t too fond of the dead tree anchor. It is solid enough now but is pretty rotten. Our 60m ropes were long enough and we didn’t have any sticking rope issues.

    Lovely canyon.

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